Father’s Day gifts for new dads: 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide

It’s so special shopping for Father’s Day gifts for new dads or dads-to-be. That’s why the next post in our 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide series is just for those lucky fellas. Check out some of these thoughtful ideas in every price range, and let him know just how appreciated he is. Don’t forget the sappy card. (Trust us.)

Don’t miss our huge Father’s Day Gift Guide Giveaway! Details below

Framed photo of the baby in a dad tattoo onesie
No dad can resist a baby wearing his love for dad on his chest, and this onesie does the trick adorably. Better yet, snap a pic before Father’s Day and present it in a great frame. ($15, 13 Days on Etsy)

How to Traumatize Your Children | Cool Mom Picks

How to Traumatize Your Children
Not that any of us need actual help in this department, but it’s a fabulous gift for a new dad or expectant dad with a good sense of humor. Hopefully that’s all of them. ($10.97 at The Onion Store)

 

Messenger style diaper bag for dad | Cool Mom Picks

Messenger style diaper bag
A co-parent of the male persuasion needs his own diaper bag, and ideally, not one with flowers or gingham. Love this messenger-style bag which is about as manly as it gets without sporting diesel stains. The front flap is interchangeable though, should you be in a non-Merle mood. ($79, Dad Gear)

New dad key chain for Father's Day | Cool Mom Picks

New dad key chain
This handstamped aluminum key chain is a great–and affordable–way to commemorate a first Father’s Day. Particularly nice is that the artist takes orders right up until June 9. ($12, Her Silver Lining)

Canon Vixia HF R42 videocamera | Cool Mom Picks

Canon Vixia HF R42 Wi-Fi Video Camera
With the ability to record HD and MP4 video and built in WiFi for sharing and uploading, this top-of-the-line video camera is remarkable. And exactly what any new dad would love for documenting every little moment of that perfect baby’s life. You can even livestream video, and the Baby Mode feature lets you stamp photos with age, height and weight. ($499, Canon)

I Like You and Naps poster | Cool Mom Picks

Father’s Day Wall Art
Grab this “I like you and naps” art from one of our favorite little Etsy shops, and make sure to sign it from the baby. Then again, it could come from any of us moms, too.  ($15 unframed, Sad Shop)

 

MLB baseball Moby baby wrap | Cool Mom Picks

MLB Moby Wrap
We never thought it would happen, but baby wearing and sports fanaticism have come together. The popular Moby baby carrier is offering 20 teams to choose from right now (sorry, Rockies fans) and they’re perfect for babies up to 34 lbs. Whether you bring the baby to the game is up to you. ($62.95 from Moby Wrap)

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EXTRA-COOL: WIN IT! We’re so excited to give away a Father’s Day gift pack valued at more than $550!

 

Father's Day Gift Guide giveaway | Cool Mom Picks

1. Jack Spade Canvas Messenger Bag 2. MOUTH World’s Greatest Dad Gourmet Basket 3. Complete Game of Thrones Season 1 Blu-Ray Collection 4. Daddy Keychain by Lisa Leonard 5. Dove Men+Care Gift Pack for skin, face, body and hair  6.Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects  7. Native Union Switch Bluetooth Speaker

Father's Day Gift Guide by Cool Mom Picks

See also: The coolest personalized Father’s Day gifts

Cool Mom Staff

We spend our time looking for cool stuff so you don't have to. Hope this one fits the bill.

150 Comments

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Kelly

    Love the book!

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Leslie

    I love the messenger bag!

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Telly

    I love the keychain idea!

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Stephanie Davis

    I love the MLB moby wrap! My husband would definitely prefer that to my flowered one. :-)

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Lisa

    I adore the book! My husband is a really handy guy, so I think he’d get a kick out the projects :)

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Leslie R.

    My favorite item is undoubtedly the cannon vixia video camera. Trying to video tape all these memorable moments on an iPhone is not an east task especially with a storage capacity issue. Here’s to digitally capturing the joys of childhood.

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Megan B.

    I love the Sad Shop wall art. “I love naps and you” pretty much sums up my little guy and his dad!

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Cara

    I like “I like you and naps” :)

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Lee

    Hands down the wall art!

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Wendy Gismondi

    Love the key chain and video camera!!

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Dana

    #4 is adorable! My husband would love the keychain.

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Jesy

    i love the tattoo onesie! both of us have several tattoos, so this would be perfect for our little one.

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Molly G

    Well, my favorite is the gourmet gift basket or the project book- but his favorite would no doubt be the game of thrones blue ray collection!

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Amy H

    Love the Father”s Day Wall poster!!!

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    JC

    Game of Thrones Season 1 on BluRay is my favorite! :)

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Tracie Kisto

    I love the key chain the most, because it is simple enough for my husband to use it, but doesn’t scream “dad.”

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Erika Roy

    Love the key chain!

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Tami

    I love them all, but the keychain is the best. I know he would keep it forever.

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Julie U

    Love the New Daddy keychain

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Stacia Reichelt

    How To Traumatize Your Children sounds hilarious

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Jerica

    My favorite item in the giveaway is the canon camera. My hubby loves to take candid video.

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Megan Borkowski

    I love the MLB Moby wrap!!

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Melissa Rosso

    The gourmet basket looks delish! Think he’ll share?

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Judy R

    I like the camcorder the best!

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Dana G

    love the MLB moby wrap!

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Valerie

    Love the MLB moby wrap

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Eugenie

    The Canon Vixia HF R42 Wi-Fi Video Camera is my favorite.

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Kristen Davis

    Love the print…

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    RachelJ

    The Canon video camera.

  • Reply June 2, 2013

    Angela Thompson

    Messenger bag!

  • Reply June 2, 2013

    Erin

    I love the jack spad e bag!

  • Reply June 2, 2013

    Matt S

    Love the Bluetooth speaker.

  • Reply June 2, 2013

    Courtney F

    I love the messenger bag best!

  • The dad’s book of awesome projects is well, awesome!

  • Reply June 2, 2013

    Kim Carney

    I love the key chain. Can you postdate it to 2010? :)

  • Reply June 2, 2013

    molly's vote

    Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects. Pretty please. Thank you.

  • Reply June 2, 2013

    Anita

    love the keychain!

  • Reply June 2, 2013

    Cori

    I love that book! We have a 6 year old daughter who’s already starting to act like a teenager, so it would be perfect for my husband!

  • Reply June 2, 2013

    Cori

    I love that book! We have a 6 year old daughter who’s already starting to act like a teenager, so it would be perfect for my husband!

  • Reply June 2, 2013

    Steph Vass

    Love the messenger bag!

  • Reply June 2, 2013

    Christina C

    My fav item is the Canon Vixia HF R42 Wi-Fi Video Camera

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Tammy Poteet

    I love the key chain. My husband is an amazing dad to our two boys, and my daughters from a previous marriage. SO really, he’s been a daddy long before he had biological kids!!!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Tamara

    The book…a great way to get a new dad to lighten up a bit and realize that screw-ups are bound to happen as a parent, whether you are new….or a veteran.

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Gifts

    I love the volunteer gifts! They will LOVE them :) Thank you for the freebie!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Carey

    Love all of it!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Heidi

    My favorite is the adorable keychain!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    sandra

    love How to Traumatize Your Children

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    April

    I love that Canon video camera!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Tracy M.

    I love the How to Traumatized your children book, it’s the perfect gift for my husband since we are due in September!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Sherry

    Love the daddy diaper bag! Something my husband might not be embarrassed to carry.

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    dana j

    Would love the camera for Father’s Day! Our poor camera is so out of date!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Gina

    I think the key chain idea is great-ordering one now!!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Denise L

    The messenger bag, which might never make it to Daddy ;)

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Stephanie Morency

    I love the bluetooth speaker!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Leslie Hill

    I love the Daddy is my Hero keychain!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Kristen W.

    That keychain is too sweet! I love it!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Jen

    These gift ideas are so cute! I think I’ll be grabbing, “How to Traumatize Your Children” for my husband who is a dad-to-be in July. We’re expecting twin girls so he’s going to need all the help he can get :)

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Maureen

    The video camera!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Cat

    The book is too funny!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Nicole

    Diggin the “Daddy since 2013″ Keychain, would love to do a shirt like that as well:)

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Kailee g.

    I love the MLB moby wrap. My husband is a huge baseball fan.

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    visitor3

    Keychain would get the most use and be a forever keepsake, so that gets my vote.

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Shayna Gaedtke

    It’s a toss up between the book and the messenger bag, but I think my very favorite is the book. Being a parent requires a good sense of humor : )

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Liz

    I think I like the book best, but my husband would probably like the gourmet basket better or the speaker.

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Mechele Johnson

    Loving the Gourmet Gift Basket and the Game of Thrones season!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Farida H

    My husband loves to take videos of our 7 month-old son — in hopes of preserving every special moment for posterity. And I think he would totally love the Canon Vixia Video Camera!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Stephanie V.

    We are huge game of thrones fans so that is my fave but the MOUTH World’s Greatest Dad Gourmet Basket looks fantastic as well
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Lisa

    The video cam!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Chantal

    Love love the vixiia

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Steffie

    I love the MLB moby wrap

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Amy

    I love the Dad’s book of Awesome Projects. The idea of my husband and son doing fun projects together is irresistible! I know my husband would love it.

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Kristina Grossman

    How to Traumatize Your Children

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Michele

    A tie between the speaker and the keychain

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Lyric

    I love the camera. The memories it captures would be the best!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Heather

    Love the book!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Caitlin

    The book is great for a few laughs!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Emily

    I love the book! Too funny! I know a lot of new Dad’s I’d love to gift it to!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Kaitlin

    The book is hilarious!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Julia Behm

    Tough to choose! I like the Dad tattoo onsie and the “service” diaper bag, both tough but cuddly options. :) Hope I win!!!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Meg M

    I love the keyring but my husband would LoVe the camera!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Shannon C

    Love the book for sure.

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Terra Heck

    My favorite is the
    Complete Game of Thrones Season 1 Blu-Ray Collection. Thanks.

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Becky

    “I like you and naps!”

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Kelly D

    My favorite item is the Canon Vixia HF R42 Wi-Fi Video Camera

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Amanda Alvarado

    I like the Messenger Diaper Bag and MLB Moby Wrap!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Craig B

    Tossup – I like both the wifi video camera (naturally) but also the keychain. Cute!

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Julie

    My husband would love the moby!!

  • Reply June 4, 2013

    Amy

    I husband would love the diaper bag. He’s always commenting how our daughter’s diaper bag is way too girl for him. He would LOVE walking around with a diaper bag that looks like that!

  • Reply June 4, 2013

    Beth

    Love the keychain.

  • Reply June 4, 2013

    JennyB

    That “How to Traumatize Your Children” book is hilarious!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    K

    Love the Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects!
    inalak at msn dot com

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Theresa J

    I like the New dad key chain

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Stephanie

    I love the moby wrap.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Jenn S

    the Canon video camera!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Henria O.

    I like the video camera!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Wendy M

    The Messenger style diaper bag is pretty great.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Sam

    Canon Vixia HF R42 Wi-Fi Video Camera for sure

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Heather P.

    After losing the majority of our digital video/photos this year as a result of a home invasion…my guy would certainly appreciate the video camera to capture all future memories!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Lisa

    I love the Jack Spade messenger bag followed closely by the book from the Onion store. My husband would get a kick out of that.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Elizabeth P.

    The Father’s Day Wall Art of course – so we can share hahahaha.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Carol Y

    The video camera is a great idea.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Carra

    Because, like Jon Snow, daddy often “knows nothing.”

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    karen

    it has to be the “how to traumatize your children” – i’m buying that one for sure!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Rosie

    I love the Etsy print. We do like him and naps, after all!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    May

    Great affordable ideas, but my fav has to be print: I like you and naps.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Christina F.

    looove the dad tattoo onesie. my hubby is a harley rider, which no one suspects–or believes until they see him on the bike. this would be hilarious.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Karla

    Nice, how to traumatize your children. :-)

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    michelle

    Love the book!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Claudia

    I like the video camera.

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Joanne C

    The keychain for sure! Cute!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Michelina Kimmel

    I like the book

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    erika

    Moby wrap

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Kelly Paquet

    Canon Vixia HF R42 Wi-Fi Video Camera

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Abigail

    Every parent needs a good video camera!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Tara

    I love the moby wrap. My husband is a Red Sox fan!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    michelle r

    Canon Vixia HF R42 Wi-Fi Video Camera

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Charissa

    The new dad keychain

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Rebecca Kopera

    I love the book! It fits my husband’s humor!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Amanda Elend

    I’m a fan of the wall art. Good gift for mommies, too!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Christine

    I LOVE the “How to Traumatize Your Children” book! Feel like we could have written it! :)

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Alex O'Donnell

    Video camera!!!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Jeannette

    Love the book!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Chelsea

    Diaper messenger bag is awesome!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Gigi De La Torre

    I love the tattoo dad onies!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Ruby Dunaway

    I love the keychains! :) so simple and sweet!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Sara

    I especially like the book and the gourmet basket

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Corey

    Baby daddy is a huge Game of Thrones fan, so I’d have to go with that.

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Cari

    My favorite is the dad-tattooed onesie. My littlest one has almost outgrown onesies now … It all goes way too fast!

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    sabrina

    i love the keychain!

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Lisa Marz

    How to Traumatize your Kids book. That is great! Also like the mobi wrap. What a great idea!

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Lindsay Gartner

    Wall art

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Helen

    New dad key chain

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Suzanne

    I love the video camera because I would love to be able to send videos of our little man to everyone who loves him but can’t be there all the time.

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Amber

    I love the MLB Moby wrap. My husband would love a Phillies one.

  • Reply June 9, 2013

    Julia

    I like the wall art about naps

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Melissa

    The keychain is adorable! Simple and will definitely be used!

  • Reply June 11, 2013

    Lauren Kay Weber

    I love both the keychain and the messenger bag – great ideas for my husband who’s going to be a new dad any day now!

  • Reply June 11, 2013

    DMB

    I really like the Daddy since —- key chain!

  • Reply June 12, 2013

    Megan C

    I love the tattoo onesie/photo best :) Very cool. And affordable! megancrose@gmail.com

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Desiree

    The Canon Videocamera! Easy to use, and great display!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Kristine R.

    The traumatize your children book, hahahah

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    teresa

    The video camera is my favorite!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Cindi

    The “Canon Vixia HF R42 Wi-Fi Video Camera” would be fantastic to own and use…
    Thanks very much!
    Cindi

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Megan Grillo

    I love the wall art about naps! We’re 8 days in as parents and it’s so true!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Becka

    Lots of great stuff, but the Dad Gear messenger is my favorite.

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Laura

    The book is the hands down winner!

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Kellie

    I love the Messenger Style Diaper Bag!

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Jennifer K. C.

    I love love love the new dad personalized keychain!

  • Reply June 16, 2013

    Brian E.

    We like the “How to Traumatize Your Children’ book from The Onion !

  • Reply June 16, 2013

    Julie

    I like the manly messenger style diaper bag. Any man would look cool carrying this!

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